Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Otto lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2000. He took a Sun Country Airlines' flight from Minnesota on May 13, 2000 to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Authorities confirmed that Otto arrived in Las Vegas and visited several clubs in the city during the following days. Investigators believe that he was in Las Vegas to complete a large deal for the drug Ecstasy. Otto was carrying at least $10,000 in cash when he departed from Minnesota.
Otto called his father sometime after May 13 and claimed he was in Minneapolis visiting a friend who was hospitalized as the result of automobile accident injuries. Authorities believe that Otto's story was fabricated and that he was in Las Vegas when he phoned his father.
Investigators suspect that Otto met with his drug dealer's contact in Las Vegas during his stay. The individual refused to cooperate with authorities regarding Otto's disappearance.
Otto was scheduled to return home to Minneapolis on May 19, but his return ticket was never used.
Otto's family members stated that Otto was devoted to his young son and would not have abandoned him. They believe the reason he agreed to carry out the drug deal was because he had just signed an agreement with a talent agency and he was scheduled to move to Chicago in early June to begin a modeling career but he didn't have the money to cover the relocation.
Authorities believe that foul play was involved in Otto's case and theorize that he may have murdered as the result of a drug deal gone awry.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Minneapolis Police Department
Las Vegas Review Journal